National Night Out 8/2/2016Please join the Newark Police Department, University of Delaware Police, and Aetna tomorrow night, August 2, 2016, between 6pm and 9pm for National Night Out. This is a free festival taking place on Academy Street which will include free hot dogs, games, demonstrations, and a chance to interact with your local first responders. School supplies will also be collected for local children in need and any donations are appreciated. We hope to see you there!Newark Post Article
Posted Aug 1, 2016, 2:16 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
Fireworks SafetyAs the 4th of July approaches, the officers and members of Aetna would like to remind you of the dangers associated with fireworks. Almost half of fires that take place on Independence Day are the result of fireworks, as well as countless injuries. Consider instead attending a professional fireworks display such as the City of Newark's Liberty Day at the UD Athletic Complex. See the below link to the National Fire Protection Association for further information on fireworks safety. We hope that you have a safe and happy holiday!NFPA Fireworks Safety
Posted Jun 29, 2016, 12:58 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
Passing of Life Member Robert G. "Tater" SweetmanThe Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company regrets to announce the passing of Life Member Robert G. "Tater" Sweetman.Robert G. “Tater” Sweetman was a Life Member of the Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company. He joined on May 1, 1962 serving for over 54 years. Tater was elected as an Assistant Chief and later as a member of the Board of Directors. He was one of Aetna’s representatives at many fire service organizations throughout his career. In 1977 he was elected President of the New Castle County Fire Chiefs Association. He served as President of the New Castle County Volunteer Firefighters Association in 1981. He served many years as a member of the New Castle County Fire Advisory Board ...
Posted Jun 2, 2016, 7:26 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
Tanker Trailer RolloverAt 1555 hours on May 30, 2016, Aetna along with New Castle County Paramedics were dispatched to the intersection of Ogletown Road and Library Avenue for a motor vehicle collision with rollover. Units arrived to find a tanker trailer hauling approximately 4,000 gallons of milk on its side. The driver of the vehicle had self-extricated prior to fire department arrival, was uninjured, and refused service. Crews were then faced with the difficult task of mitigating both a fuel leak as well as leaking milk. Fire Chief Drew Bowerson requested resources from the Belvedere Fire Company (HAZMAT 30), DNREC, DELDOT, and several large rotators to assist. Under the guidance of DNREC, collapsible basins were used to capture leaking product ...
Posted May 31, 2016, 10:44 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
EMS Week BBQAetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Co of Newark recently celebrated the 42nd Annual "Emergency Services Week" with a barbecue at Fire Station 8.Aetna renowned Chefs Ralph Tucker and Dan Seador grilled pork, hamburgers and hot dogs. EMS Lt. Chris Zistl led a recently formed, "Feeding the Finest" crew, a group of Aetna members, in creating numerous side dishes. Desserts and give away items were donated by Bing's Bakery, Rita's Water Ice, Green Turtle, Duck Donuts, Iron Hill Brewery, Klondike Kate's, Claymont Steak Shop, Malin's Market & Deli, National 5&10, Cold Stone Creamery & Grotto Pizza. Amy Fitzgerald, the Deputy Chief of EMS at Aetna, said "The purpose of EMS Week is to ensure that the contributions of ...
Posted May 25, 2016, 9:49 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B